dmj

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About dmj

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    http://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={93EC2A15-2918-4B89-BA04-AB7A077E48A6}&name=David+Jackson
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    01 Dec 2014
  1. GDPR - impact on photographers?

    Really useful link with some good information, thanks for sharing.
  2. Put the Year in the Tags?

    I’ve certainly had searches of London skylines where the year was in the search term and not ‘DT’ - this pulls up any of my live news submissions only. I was going to go back and add the year to any London skyline I have but had forgotten.. thanks for the reminder!!
  3. 5 Sales in two years on Alamy

    I know Betty covered this, but do check your horizons as most are off on the seascapes. If you use Lightroom to process there is a horizontal line you can draw across your horizon to straighten in the crop tools (I use this as my horizons are always off!)
  4. News question.

    There isn’t an advantage to live news unless the news team sends out the images to news desks which they wouldn’t for old images, also from the site... For editorial images more than 48 hours old, please search the main collection from the home page.
  5. In the green

    0% on 3.5k images
  6. The uploader on the new image manager has never worked for me and always stalls on a batch of images, usually after just one image. I did raise with Alamy but they just claimed it was my internet connection, which is super fast broadband and was always ok with the old system! For unknown reasons FTP is the only way to go for some of us.
  7. It's a fixed lens camera and all corrections are sorted in the Sony raw file, so no need to select this option in Lightroom
  8. Not a single post about the forum being down?

    Same for me with issues logging on to the Alamy.com site for the last few days, seems ok now.
  9. Airlines advise not to put high value items in the hold as they won't insure them if they get lost or damaged... so no!
  10. Corin, Good to know someone else has the issue, same canned email to me as well. If more users are having issues with web uploads please post a reply to this thread. I will see if my FTP uploads show up, thanks for the heads up on that. But so far as noted, 2 days web uploads just end in "Error" Have a super day! Dave Same here. There is an issue with the new uploader as it's been reported by others in a different thread, we've not all suddenly got problems our end at the same time Alamy changed to the new system!
  11. Not sure what you are testing here.What did you find when you CHANGED a tag to a supertag? Supertag back to a tag? Can you add two tag duplicates? How does that compare to having both tag and supertag? From my experience, putting the keyword in the caption is going to send the image higher than all the above. Let's see. I believe that I am testing the effect of duplicating a tag as a supertag. No, I haven't changed back and forth. I haven't done the other things you mention except put it in the caption as well, which is pending update.A duplicate tag isn't allowed but of course you could add a space and a random character and save it as a phrase. I haven't tried that. The search engine has now updated.Adding the duplicate keyword to the caption made no difference at all. To summarise, I find that duplicating a tag as a supertag moves the image up 35 places. Adding it to the caption makes no difference. Don't know why your findings are so different from mine. Adding a searched keyword to the caption brings the image WAY higher in search results. I think a number of testers agree with this finding.An image with a searched keyword as supertag will be WAY lower in placement than the same keyword as a regular tag. Adding a duplicate supertag to a tag that's already there has absolutely no effect on image placement. Yep. Look for molehill and my image lands on page 6 of 7. I have molehill in the caption AND as supertag Look for mole hill and my image lands on page 1 of 12. I have mole hill in the caption but NOT as a tag NOR supertag Understand who can! Cheers, Philippe Actually does this not prove that repeating tags works? Based on the fact that individual words in multi word tags are searchable, mole hill has 7 total matches, molehill only 3... Mole = 6 matches (caption and tags) Hill = 1 match (caption only) Molehill = 3 matches (caption and tags) "mole hill" (search with quotes) = 1 match (edit: based on proximity) in the caption and you're on page 3 of 4 based on my phone view If you added "molehill" four more times as part of multi word tags this should correct the result. It should but probably won't!
  12. Niche photos won't sell often, if a buyer wants three photos for an article let them buy three photos... otherwise you're only a small step away from offering them for free on Flickr
  13. Slow image upload?

    I contacted CR about web uploads freezing as I never had a problem with the old uploader, but apparently it's my issue not their isssue. So my apologies as it looks like I've caused upload problems with all your systems as well.